We are delighted to announce that a new version of Digimap’s Data Download is now available. This is a “beta” version so we will keep the current interface running while you explore the new improved service. We know that teaching and support materials may need to be updated so we hope that a transition period will help.
Data Download takes it’s new fresh-faced look from the recent updates to Roam, Digimap’s mapping facility. The search bar is now at the top left hand side and all the action happens in the variable width side panel below it. A big improvement is that you now have more ways to specify the area of data you need. In addition to defining a rectangle, you can now create an irregular polygon as your area of interest or a buffer zone from a point or line that you define. We’ve also added a “Locate Me” button* to help you easily find data for the area local to you.
The panel on the left now shows a straightforward and easy-to-use list of all available data and shows more clearly how much data can be selected in a single request, along with the availability grids for each product.
As ever, you can add multiple products to any data order, selecting the format, version and date from the basket prior to submitting your order. As a new feature, you can now request your data to be sent to you as a single download, or for each dataset to be sent as soon as it’s ready.
Remember Digimap has a lot of previous versions of several datasets, dating back to 1999 in some cases. If you are interested in data for a specific date, use the Version drop down menu in the basket to access the archives.
We welcome any feedback you may have on the new interface; please get in touch:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 0131 650 3302
- Facebook: http://facebook.com/EDINADigimap
- Twitter: @EDINA_Digimap
*Note that the Locate Me function may not work using Internet Explorer 11